November 21, 2005
Home Again

After almost two weeks of travelling between Asia and Europe I have finally arrived back at my homebase in Munich again. Whoa those have been some very intense and amazing days - Singapore - Seoul - Amsterdam - so many new impressions, so many wonderful people! I will probably need a little bit of time to get used to normal life again.

I especially want to thank all those people who made this trip possible and made my stays so very enjoyable: Audrey, Azlin, Eun Young, Sumi, Song Hee, Carolina and Stewart. Thank you very much!

As promised I have now uploaded the lecture notes for my session "Beyond the Blur - the Dawn of the Bitmap Age". As usual there are lots of keyboard shortcuts necessary to control the various demo files (after all it's a presentation and not a tutorial) - but I hope you are able to figure them out somehow - well, I guess I will have to add them to the comments later. In general you will have to click the title first to load the demo and then trying the space bar will work quite often. In order to give the keyboard focus back to the presentation you will have to click the little airplane and then use "ARROW RIGHT" to get to the next page.

As you will see I have also created an archive that contains the sources for most of the demos plus my ColorMatrix and Gradient classes. I hope I didn't miss anything.

Of course I would like to hear your feedback in case you've been visiting my session. Feel free to leave a comment. And in case you have any more questions I'd be happy to answer them.

Regarding PharLap, my VJ tool - I will upload a test version for you to play with soon, please give me a few more days to prepare everything. As I mentioned - it's still a prototype.

Posted at November 21, 2005 04:51 PM | Further reading
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Thanx!
I really liked your presentations at the pardiso..

Do you know if your presentation is also filmed? I know that there where a few presentations which were filmed.


Posted by: thaisie on November 21, 2005 08:51 PM

I think that my session was also filmed and I already wondered why it is not in the list at http://www.fabchannel.com/ - maybe it was only streamed live and not archived? Got to ask them.

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on November 21, 2005 08:56 PM

Your presentation was very great at Amsterdam, and really your job is really impressive !

cheers
Ahmet

Posted by: metah on November 21, 2005 10:31 PM

hey mario.
danke für diese inspirierende präsentation.
das waren echt super tage in amsterdam.
ich muss dein VJ tool unbedingt mal hier zeigen :)
da freu ich mich schon drauf.
bis denn

gruß sebastian

Posted by: sebastian on November 22, 2005 12:03 PM

Thank you for an greate presentation at Paradiso.
I really liked the use of Flash for an interactive presentation instead of powerpoint. I'm also looking forward to try the VJ tool.
Is it opensource ?
Hilsen (Danish) Regards Bjarne

Posted by: Bjarne on November 23, 2005 11:30 AM

wow, watching the stream on one screen and the lecture notes on the other was one hour of pure entertainment!!
Thanks Mario, great job!

Posted by: Bastian Waidelich on November 23, 2005 01:02 PM

Thanks Mario.
You definitively should give the first slide shortcuts…
I can't get to see whatever you've presented at SPARK.

Posted by: erixtekila on November 23, 2005 01:27 PM

Okay - I try to remember...

press SPACE first, this will activate the final look.

[g] will show the blur map, initially that's the Radial gradient.

Pressing [d] whilst the blur map is visible will show the gradient split up into steps. When you now press the keys from [1] to [5] you can see the masks for each layer. Whilst a mask is on, pressing [p] will switch to transparent mode, and pressing [b] will switch to bitmap mode. The space bar resets the whole view.

[m] will show the effect on a moving image (slooow). [t] will switch from radial gradient to perlin noise as a blur map. Arrow keys up and down will increase/decrease the amount of blur for each layer, left and right will decrease/increase the amount of preblurred layers.

I think that's it.

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on November 23, 2005 01:34 PM

hot stuff the morphing.

thanks for sharing, chr

Posted by: Christian Giordano on November 23, 2005 03:36 PM

About Variblur.
This is really cool, but require all time 100% CPU.
Why this is not pre-blured pictures shown as BipmapData without filters ?

Anyway, you conf on fabchannel was very great. Pleasure to see it.

Posted by: Susan Sarandon on November 24, 2005 08:26 AM
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